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Faculty Members Demonstrate Terrorism and Bioterrorism Expertise in Recently Published Books

November 2, 2004 — Professor Myron Fottler, Associate Professor Pamala Griset and Associate Professor Sue Mahan have more in common that just being faculty members in the College of Health and Public Affairs. All three have recently established a new area of expertise in the college: terrorism and bioterrorism.

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Fottler, along with John Blair, Texas Tech University, and Albert C. Zapanta, Office of the Secretary of Defense, edited “Bioterrorism Preparedness, Attack and Response,” in the series “Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 4,” published in July 2004.

The textbook helps health-care organizations and executives to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism attacks. It provides a view into the world of bioterrorism and how it could affect the health-care system of the United States, while showing ramifications to health, politics and everyday common actions.

Fottler is executive director of programs in health services administration and teaches courses in human resources management, services management in healthcare and dissertation research.

“Terrorism in Perspective,” by Griset and Mahan, published in December 2002, offers a comprehensive overview of global and domestic terrorism by focusing on acts of terrorism and their relationship to culture, religion, history, politics, economics and ideology. Chapter topics include homegrown terrorism, international terrorism, female involvement in terrorism, the symbiotic relationship between the media and terrorism, both conventional and non-conventional terrorist tactics and counterterrorism.

Griset is an associate professor in criminal justice and legal studies and is an accomplished scholar with expertise in terrorism, criminal sentencing policy, politics and crime policy and ethical issues in the administration of justice. Mahan is an associate professor in criminal justice and legal studies at UCF’s Daytona Beach campus, and is an expert researcher in terrorism, women offenders, prison riots, domestic violence and community corrections.

— Sara Cooper

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